Do you like to spend time alone?

reading in bed - reading, listening to music
@polachicago (19073)
United States
December 29, 2007 6:21pm CST
I really enjoy it now. My boyfriend left for 10 days due to International Business trip. I am happy with myself and my animals. I think that time alone is helpful for everyone. We are resting this afternoon in my bed. My animals are happy pack sleeping with meditation music while I am on Internet. I have stock of never read magazines and notebook for my ideas to work on. Do you like to be alone?
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• Philippines
30 Dec 07
im always alone in my room and i enjoy it...though there are times that i want to be with someone coz its kindda lonely...someone to talk to, to laugh with and enjoy things with someone...well, being alone for me is allowing myself to be apart from many things around and people...doing stuff that i would have not to consider others...
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I am happy when I have calming day and night....
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• Philippines
30 Dec 07
but sometimes :( it is stressful too specially when you're alone everyday... :(
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@httpx0 (302)
• France
30 Dec 07
Hey polachicago I really like to spend time alone too, but not too much though. I think we all need to be alone sometimes, so we can think about things and life... I remember when I was little, around 9 or 10 years old, our teacher organized a trip for the class and sometimes I stayed alone in my room. I think I was the only one to do this, but I've always needed, and liked, to be alone. Thanks for this discussion, and sorry for my bad english :( httpx
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
your English is fine...:) time alone is good for meditation too....
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@httpx0 (302)
• France
30 Dec 07
Thank you ^^ have a good day !
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
not always. I'm used to have my husband around. but in my first years of marriage, I did love my time alone.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I like to have my boyfriend around, but now I am happy with my reading, working and meditation.....:)
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• United States
30 Dec 07
I do sometimes enjoy spending time alone. The reason why I enjoy spending time alone is for the simple fact that sometimes I just need time to sit back and reflect on the simpliar things of life. I enjoy sitting back, and just reading a nice book every once and a while. The reason why I do this also, is to calm my soul. No one likes to be worked up about everything all of the time, so sometimes it is just good to take a breather.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I am with you...I like to meditate and doing simple yoga...
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
I do like to be alone, but i have not been alone without a kid or husband for..ohh soo long. a LONG LONG time. at least 17 months. lol. I used to really enjoy it a lot. I think that i still would. I knnow i would. i would LOVe a few hours even to myself. without any kids. .. . awwwww it will be a long time before that will happen again.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
send them shopping or to movie theatre...:)
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I'm a loner by nature so, even thou I love having my family around me, I love even more when e1 is gone like now. Hubby took our daughter shopping and to spend some time at her grandparent's house b4 work tonight so it's just me and the sleeping fur babies. Nice and quiet.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
:) I am with sleeping fur babies too...isn't it great? I have 'Underwater Cave' playing now and my babies are sleeping deep with relaxing music...:)
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
ha, ha, my dogs are snoring....
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• United States
30 Dec 07
lol Now that I'm out of the tub, they are all up but one feline. She's getting to be an old gal who just wants a lap to sleep on and nothing else. Oh, I forgot, she tries her hardest to sneak the kitten food whenever I'm not watching. lol Domingo outsnores me any night. Must be why hubby is always on the couch with the bedroom door shut. lol
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• Indonesia
30 Dec 07
Sometimes. Just myself, music and a book.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
good set...:)
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@dianne17k (600)
• Philippines
30 Dec 07
I've been a loner most of my teenage life so I don't have a problem spending time alone. When I'm constantly going out surrounded by friends, i miss my time spent alone. My alone time is usually spent reflecting on my past, current and future situations. But it wasn't always this way, I used to hate being alone and would text message my friends the minute I get home from school or from work. Spending time by myself used to trigger random thoughts that would in turn trigger depressive thoughts. But eversince I got over my depression, spending time alone didn't drive me crazy as much as it did. Now, I make good use of those times by catching up on books that have been left unread, downloading music, watching series and movies over and over again.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
depression is not the result of time alone...it is result of bad life cycle...I am glad that you are over it...
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@venigalla (191)
• India
30 Dec 07
i dont like to alone and i think that sinlence is very violent some times when i was feeling angry i want to be alone and also during my study i want to be alone u r smile is so nice
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
violent? being alone can be very calming... (thank you for smile)
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@rovian (1927)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Yes, I do enjoy spending time alone. Because it is very quiet, and peaceful, I can relax and concentrate on what I am doing. In my house, when I stay up late, this is when I get to spend time alone to enjoy the quiet night.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
quiet night is what I have now...only dogs are snoring...:)
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@jiangli (363)
• China
30 Dec 07
When I am alone ,I want to be together with my friends ;when I am together with my friends ,I want to live alone . So sometimes ,loneliless is also a enjoyment!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I call it creative time when alone...:)
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I was just talking about this today. I LOVE BEING ALONE!!! There is so much I can get done...no one to interupt me...i would probably lock myself in the house for hours by myself if i could. The only times I don't like to be alone is when i'm sleeping...love having my husband to steal the covers from and snuggling up with the kids for an afternoon nap. Other than that, i am pretty sure i would be an excellent candidate for becoming a hermit. :)
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
lol....I am not 100% alone now....my fury friends are taking 60% of my bed space...snoring aloud...lol
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@Estina54 (389)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Yes, I enjoy spending time alone too. I like to be surrounded by people, but I can organize myself better when I'm alone. It can be liberating to spend time alone and more selective about things we plan to do.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
yes, it is true, I can organize it better too...
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
30 Dec 07
I would hate to be alone on a permanent basis, but to have some time alone is very rewarding. My wife visits friends in another provence about every six weeks, and I really enjoy having the house to myself for two nights. However I do appreciate it when she comes home.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
isn't it right? we like to be alone once a while...
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@rowantree (1190)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I love to be alone! I love how quiet the house gets, with the tv turned off. I used to be able to just sit and read for hours and hours! I hope your boyfriend has a safe trip and I hope you have a great time enjoying the peace and quiet!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
It is so nice and quiet, my boyfriend is fine. My older dog is missing him so much. She is his favorite pet, so she is very sad sitting at the window....
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@tonixxx (358)
30 Dec 07
I enjoy to have some time for myself, i feel that if i was in the company of my partner 24/7 i would not have the chance to reflect on my life with him and things could possibly go stale. I sometimes enjoy having a bit of space so that i can worry about him, this way i know that i still care and my love for him is still strong. We both work, he works by the tide and i work one morning followed by one afternoon, so there are many times i am home alone or he is. Thank you for this interesting question
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I can not complain about space, I have big house with lot of space....but I still feel like I can enjoy to have quiet time....
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Dec 07
yup I like a little alone time I take advantage of early morning when no one up but me and then once in a great While they al leave the house and I am here alone I can watch what I want and be in here on puter if I want or take an uninterrupped nap lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
uninterrupted nap I like the most...lol
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
31 Dec 07
yup and I have no idea how this got on here 2 time lol)))))
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@balasri (26553)
• India
30 Dec 07
Yes I like my own company very much.Especially watching my DVDs alone in the night.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
isn't it great?....:)
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@balasri (26553)
• India
30 Dec 07
It is bliss.
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@emagyne (665)
• United States
31 Dec 07
I love to be alone. Especially when my kids are gone to school or away for the weekend, I gives me time to gather myself. I think everyone needs alone time.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Dec 07
you are right, we all need time alone...
@mcjeannie (704)
• Philippines
30 Dec 07
Since highschool my parents always left me alone at home.My three siblings were schooling in the city so I was left in the province as I was the favorite daughter and they won't allow me to take up my schooling in the city. Today, I am living independently.I felt that way all the time as my hubby is overseas working so I am left out on my own with the kids. Yes, it is great being on your own.But I don't like the idea of a lifetime on your own.It kinda' make you isolated and less interaction to people and your surroundings.Although, once in a while it is actually helpful, for peace and quiet, meditation, spending what you want to enjoy and best of all missing your loved ones making you appreciate more of them, rather being with them 24/7 that gets the relationship stale and bitter. Enjoy your quiet and being on yourself...A great day ahead of you and when BF comes back, the thrill and excitement of him will surprise you!!!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I have much more done when I am by myself....I guess I needed it...
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